The Sovereign Edit: Back to Work

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Welcome to the fifth edition of The Sovereign Edit, our weekly guide to looking and feeling your best.

This week, as furlough ends and more people head back into the office, we've pulled together a back-to-work special.

Our salons have been busy with people getting ready for a return to 'normal', which has meant abandoning some of the experimental styles we've seen over the past 18 months.

Let's get started - and don't forget, you can book your next appointment at Sovereign using the 'book now' tab on the bottom of your screen.

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1) Is the mullet revival over?

Fashion's most controversial haircut, the mullet, made a comeback during the pandemic.

Style can be a way for individuals to express the influence of the external world. It makes perfect sense, then, that the definitive beauty trend of the previous year – one of the most chaotic and traumatic years in global memory – is the resurgence of one of the most reviled and lampooned haircuts in modern history: the mullet.

The long in the back, short on the top-and-sides look has made a powerful and poetic comeback during the coronavirus pandemic, with many feeling liberated to experiment by their extended absence from the office.

However, Kyle Ross reports from the salon floor that a return to the office has many mullet-lovers reverting back to shorter styles.

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2) The 23 top office outfits for men

Office outfits for men? Sounds vaguely familiar.

If a year spent in Zoom purgatory has you feeling rusty at wearing anything other than tees and sweatpants, we don't blame you.

But now that workplaces across the country are starting to open up again, it's time to prepare for re-entry. That means reorienting yourself with physical commutes, face-to-face meetings, and—most crucially—office outfits.

Click here to read GQ's guide.

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3) The top 10 trainers you'll get away with in the office

Dress codes across professions—whether you work in creative at an advertising agency or accounting for a bank—don't require a suit and tie the way they once did.

Blame it on casual Friday becoming casual every day, but the new way of dressing for most offices doesn't call for notch lapels and dress trousers, it calls for...sneakers.

Casual kicks are increasingly becoming an acceptable way to show up to work—but not every pair is appropriate.

Click here to see the top 10.

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